This is a delayed entry as I completed it a while ago! I did it in 28 minutes, but I do feel I overpaced myself and could have knocked a minute or two off with a bit more effort involved. Another slight hinderance was, as the route was two laps of the local park, on the second lap I caught up with the walkers and it became a game weaving in and out to get past them! Now all I have to do is continue to jog and stay fit, I’m not sure how long that’s going to last!
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I guess this is a mostly USA based website if I am the first person to want to complete the Race for Life!
The Race for Life is the name for numurous 5k marathons that take place around the UK organised in support of Cancer Research. I have just completed a 4 year unversity course and am sort of chronically unfit, I danced a lot but I’m quite sure the exercise doesn’t count if you have been drinking!
The marathon I have chosen to take part in is in my home town of Wolverhampton, on June 20th i think. When i signed up (4 weeks ago) it gave me about 11 weeks worth of training to get fit. On my first run (and I use the word ‘run’ very lightly) I survived for a massive 4 minutes before collapsing on a nearby bench to recover. I was quite ashamed, but hey, I had fun lazing at uni! I have since trained for 4 almost 5 weeks and am coming on in leaps and bounds. My jog is still just a mere skip in the step away from walking but at least I can do that level of ‘jogging’ for a full 20 minutes (rest for 5) and then the 20 minutes back .. ...i shocked myself. My final mission is to jog (actually jog) the whole 5k without resting and getting the best time i can. I only wish I knew the average time of a layman doing a 5k marathon… ...any idea?!